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RDMF12: Linking Data and Repositories (and other systems)
18-19 November 2014 |
Seamless flow of content between systems and across institutional boundaries is one of the core – if perhaps utopian – goals of information management. At a basic level, there is within the research community a shared desire and a growing impetus to link publications to the datasets which underpin them, and to sustain these links for the longer-term. But while the publications will generally be held in comparatively stable repositories, data (and metadata) may be created, held in, and accessed via, a variety of different systems.
Furthermore, as data becomes increasingly accepted as a first-class research output in its own right, the types of (re-)user become more diverse: research funders and university administrators, for example, take a growing interest in usage statistics and impact, as well as monitoring compliance with the relevant policies. Each of the stakeholder groups has its own outlook on what they need research data to ‘do’, and the kinds of system they need to interface it with.
This event will provide a variety of perspectives, including presentations from UK university repository managers and research data service providers, case study examples of cross-system information flow (both within and between organisations), and interoperability updates from proponents of some of the major repository and data archiving platforms, providing useful insights for those seeking to identify the right technical infrastructure for their organisation.
Speakers and slides
- Martin Donnelly, DCC - Opening and closing slides [PDF]
- Elizabeth Newbold (STM Content and Collections Leader at the British Library (BL), and co-chair of the Research Data Alliance working group on Publishing Data Workflows) and Jonathan Tedds (Senior Research Fellow and Director of Health and Research Data Informatics at the University of Leicester): "I'm leaving you... my data!" [PDF]
- Catherine Jones (Information Systems Project Manager at the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)): "Building long-term connections: from data to publications and vice versa" [PDF]
- Stuart Macdonald (RDM Coordinator and Associate Data Librarian at the University of Edinburgh) and Rory Macneil (CEO, Research Space): "The University of Edinburgh RDM Programme: service interoperation, inc. integrating the RSpace electronic lab notebook within a university research infrastructure" [PDF]
- Stephen Grace (Research Services Librarian at the University of East London (UEL)): "Your flexible friends? Adapting and linking Eprints publications and data repositories in response to researcher needs" [PDF]
- Neil Stewart (Digital Library Manager at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)): "Linking Hydra with other systems" [PDF]
- Simon Kerridge (Director of Research Services at the University of Kent and Chair of the Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA)): "A Research Manager and Administrator's Perspective: from REF to Eternity" [PDF]
- Daniela Duca (Senior Co-design Manager, (Jisc)): "Research at Risk: from innovation to shared services" [PDF]
- Simon Hodson, Executive Director, CODATA: "Summary and observations" [PDF]
- A Storify page capturing (almost) all of the #rdmf12 tweets is now available
- Blog post: notes from breakout group 1 (Use Cases)
- Blog post: notes from breakout group 2 (Shared Services)
- Blog post: notes from breakout group 3 (Crossing Boundaries)
- Blog post: notes from breakout group 4 (Tracking Uses)
- Guest blog post: "From RDMF5 to RDMF12: How the world has changed…" (Catherine Jones, STFC)
Amplification: we used the hashtag #rdmf12
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Costs and Registration
The delegate registration price of £195 includes overnight accommodation at the Conferencing Centre, a drinks reception and all meals.
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College Court Conferencing Centre
University of Leicester
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